Hunan cuisine, also known as Xiang cuisine, is one of the 8 Great Traditions of Chinese cuisine. It has a distinctive way of cooking, wit...

Hunan cuisine, also known as Xiang cuisine, is one of the 8 Great Traditions of Chinese cuisine. It has a distinctive way of cooking, with great usage of chilies (LOADS OF THEM!!) and is well known for its hot spicy flavor, fresh aroma and deep color. This year's Chinese New Year gathering with hubby's ex-collegemates was held at De Hunan Restaurant, Bandar Puteri Puchong (At least something to look forward to, compared to last year's steamboat. Lol!). I was contemplating whether go or not at first coz I was still recovering from cough and won't be able to enjoy all the spicy food, but boy, I was glad I did. Since there were 8 of us, with 4 kids, we booked one of their private rooms upstairs. <Do take note that there's a minimum spend charge on food, yes, drinks are excluded, for their private rooms. The minimum spend charge for the middle-sized room was RM300>. That night we ordered a total of 6 dishes (2 of which were non-spicy), a non-spicy soup and some fried mantou for the kids.

Sizzling Skewered Lamb In “Hunan” Local Style (Large - RM60).
This was is superb - tender, juicy and flavorful. It would have been even more perfect if we were to eat this in a cold weather :P. Hubby said it was almost as good as the ones he had in Xinjiang last time.
Tantalizing Ducks' Tongue (Small - RM25).
This was my favorite. I've always liked eating ducks' tongue and theirs were meaty and fresh!
"Hunan" Specialty Hand Shredded Duck (Large - RM60). 
Yeah, I know, it was hard to differentiate between the shredded duck meat and dried chilli, so finding those 'treasures' took a bit of 'digging'. Haha.
Stir fried Beijing Cabbage (Large - RM33).
Pork Bone Soup with Mushrooms (Large - RM48).
After so much of heaty foodstuff, this very porky broth of light soup really helped soothe our throats. The essence of the broth was rich and it was filled with the loads of mushroom goodness.
Spring Onion Omelette ( Large - RM18).
Another dish with no chilli. The Special “Hunan Style” Chicken (Large - RM43) and Fried Golden Mantou ( RM12 for 8 pieces) are not in the picture. We requested for the chicken to be cooked without chilli so the kids could eat some meat, and it turned out so so. Guess chilli is a MUST ingredient :P
Yee Sang (RM48).
Since it's Chinese New Year, how could we leave out the Yee Sang (Prosperity Toss)??

All in all, De Hunan Restaurant is definitely THE place to go for authentic Hunan cuisine. What I really liked was, the heat slowly built up as I eat, unlike the hot and numbing Szechuan cuisine where my tongue would be too numb and painful to taste anything after the first few mouths. I loved almost every dish, and what not to be missed is definitely a bowl of rice to go with all the spicy and heavy-in-taste dishes (With all these flavorsome dishes, you won't even realize that you've taken extra rice LOL!) Also, spicy food is, of course, best paired with beer!! They are one of the very few places that serve Tsingtao in KL :D Despite the not-so-friendly price (Our total bill was RM498.35, including 2 bottles of Tsingtao, a pot of tea, 10% service charge and 6% GST), I'll definitely be back again, and I'm so gonna bring my Darling there too coz I'm sure she'll love it as much as I did!

Food: 9/10
Ambience: 6/10
Service: 6/10 (Don't expect a friendly service, the waitress that served us did not smile at all. Lol!)

The Bandar Puteri outlet. The other outlet is in Jalan Kuchai Lama.
No. 42, Jalan Puteri 2/4, Bandar Puteri,
47100 Puchong, Selangor Darul Ehsan.

Opening Hours:

03-8063 9318


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